Sunday, December 21, 2008

NEW! flash player!

So I'm continuing to teach myself bits of action scripting. I still don't really have a firm grasp on what I'm doing, but I'm learning a bit here and there. I'd really like to be able to take a class on it sometime. I'm sure it would be mighty helpful. Anyway, here's what I made:


The bunnies are so damn cute I couldn't help but squeal when I was animating them.

Let me know if you have any problems with it or have suggestions to make it more user friendly!

Tuesday, December 2, 2008

Total Bummer

So I finally heard back from Soup2Nuts:

"We have received and reviewed your test and unfortunately your skills do not coincide with our current job openings."

This was disappointing to say the least. I wonder what was so bad about my test that I didn't pass. I've always been told by people that I'm very strong in Flash, so why can't I get a Flash based job?

In ToeJam and Earl there's a present called TOTAL BUMMER. When you open it, it kills you immediately. Unfortunately I'm afraid I just opened one.

Monday, December 1, 2008

Rainbow Rabbits and the Employment Drought of 2008

I illegally downloaded Toonboom (don't tell anybody!) a few weeks ago. I finally decided to give it a go. I thought it was ok, certainly a nice drawing interface, but I suppose I'm so acclimated to the Adobe setup that it took me a while to get used to it.

Then I decided I wanted to play around with some stupid effects in AE, since I had never really explored the possibilities of cheesy particle generators and such. Here is the result- strange I know.

I finally called Curious Pictures today, only to find out that they don't want me to start until MID JANUARY! OH NO!!! I was originally told I was to begin in mid December. Now I have a month of nothing to do and my parents continually breathing down my neck to get a crappy job at Target (this is not an exaggeration). At least when I'm interning my parents leave me alone because they feel like I'm doing something productive. I was so excited about starting there so soon. I can't believe I have to wait another month and a half. What the heck.


So I've begun the never fun task of sending out rounds of emails searching desperately for paying work before I debase myself and ask for an application at another department store.

I saw another RISD friend the other week (also unemployed and living with the 'rents). It seems most everyone from my graduating class is in my shoes. Who knew 2008 would be such a bleak time for artistic opportunity?

I need a Christmas Miracle.

In some good news, a nice man whom is a friend of a friend's family found my page and referred it to a founding father of Curious. Apparently it was then sent on to the talent/development people. HOPEFULLY something good will come of this. Looks like I've got more emails to write!

Some day in the not too distant future I plan on getting back to my trampoline film. More of that to come.

But.... I am now a volunteer at a cat shelter! Kitties!!!